Remember a week or so ago when OnePlus announced that owners of its OnePlus One smartphone would be able to install the company’s homegrown mobile operating system, OxygenOS? Yeah, now it looks like that’s not going to happen. The decision to develop its own OS came after a falling out with Cyanogen, the company that creates the OS that currently powers the OnePlus One, but the good news is that the big CyanogenMod update is still expected to roll out to OnePlus One owners next week.
Roughly, ten days ago, OnePlus excited a number of OnePlus One owners by making a specific announcement. That announcement was that their own homegrown OS, OxygenOS would be released on March 27th. As an added bonus, OnePlus also announced that the Cyanogen based alternative for the OnePlus One, CM 12S would also see its release on March 30th. Two new OSes for the OnePlus One owners out there. In fact, One Plus were so confident that they even decided to offer five OnePlus Ones as a giveaway if for whatever reason they missed either of these two dates. Well, today OnePlus held one of their regular AMAA (ask me almost anything) type conversations on Reddit. Not too surprising, the first question put forward during the conversation was about OxygenOS and whether it will see its release tomorrow (March 27th) as scheduled. In response, the OnePlus team all but confirmed that OxygenOS will not be rolling out tomorrow “There are extremely high chances that we are giving away these 5 out tomorrow”. Referring to the promise they made that they would give away five Ones if they missed the deadline.